Hookie – Dumb TV – Dumb Americans – Passports

I didn’t go to work today because I like 3-day weekends and because I had shit to do. I had to go get a new driver’s license and social security card in my real name so that I can renew my passport, which is already in my real name. It was a record. I finished at the MVA and SSA in less than an hour TOTAL! I know. The heavens are smiling upon me.

I also watched about 20 minutes of the most disgusting show on cable — The Millionaire Matchmaker. It is the epitome of all things whack, shallow and moronic about this materialistic capitalist culture that’s driving me insane in America. I couldn’t take it after her tirade about straightening curly hair and getting extensions because that’s all “they” want to see; they want something they can run their hands through — no Brillo. No Brillo?!?!? And she was talking to a curly-haired white woman. So this was gold-diggers meet millionairs ISO gold-diggers. It was disgusting. But to each his own, I suppose. (That’s supposed to negate the judgment I chose to express in the previous sentence.)

So, I have a question. Do you have a passport? If so, tell me about your stamps. I have only had mine stamped in Argentina and Chile. All other countries I’ve visited didn’t require passports for US citizens. But the times they are a’changin’, so get one if you haven’t already.

Where have you traveled?

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8 thoughts on “Hookie – Dumb TV – Dumb Americans – Passports

  1. Mine has a whole bunch of stamps on it.. with quite a gap. Just recently I went to Thailand – so that’s the newest stamp.

    In the past, I’ve traveled through Europe, Israel and Southeast Asia.

    That show sounds horrible! What the hell do they even produce shows like that for, if it’s not to promote those twisted sick values? Geez, I’m more conservative than I thought … but I can’t stand them!

  2. @ Debbie

    Am I too old to backpack through Europe? Part of me thinks my ship has sailed in that respect, but it’s still a fantasy of mine. See, I have this thing about traveling as cheaply as possible. It’s called poverty, but seen through different eyes it has it’s own excitement, ya know?

    I’m dying to go to Ireland (and Iceland, oddly enough) and I’d love to know what took you to South Africa and Mozambique.

    @ Chani

    I want my passport to look like yours when I grow up. I have a wanderlust and no money. If you have ideas on how I can put my life on hold and take some time to travel the world, please advise.

  3. I wish I hadn’t let my passport expire; I couldn’t be arsed to find out where to get pictures. The stupid size requirements don’t jibe with the I.D. pics I got in Sevilla.

  4. I’ve been through most of Europe and to Israel. Loved Israel and Rome the most. I don’t have a lot of stamps, and it’s kind of depressing not to be traveling more. Would love to travel out of the country at least once a year, but that requires some funds I don’t have.

  5. Lex, the best idea is to just do it. 🙂 Seriously. It would be awful to get to the end of your life and think “wow… I’m really glad I spent all those years stuck in mundane life.” You know, the Babbit thing. You are still young enough to recover from it.

    Travel is a real priority for me though.. and I still live like a poor college student – but don’t mind a bit.

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